LEP

With its 27-kilometre circumference, the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) collider was – and still is – the largest electron-positron accelerator ever built.

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Higgs10: The dramatic last year of CERN’s flagship LEP collider

The year 2000 was set to be the last year of running for CERN’s Large Electron–Positron (LEP) collider, and it ended dramatically

Feature
Physics
31 May, 2022

Higgs10: The dramatic last year of CERN’s flagship LEP collider

The year 2000 was set to be the last year of running for CERN’s Large Electron–Positron (LEP) collider, and it ended in dramatic fashion

News
Physics
31 May, 2022

Higgs10: Three-quarters of the way there

The direct discovery of the W and Z bosons at the SppS in 1983 provided solid experimental support for the existence of the Higgs boson

Feature
Physics
25 May, 2022
Physics
Feature
25 May, 2022

Henri Laporte (1928 – 2020)

Obituary
At CERN
03 July, 2020
At CERN
Obituary
03 July, 2020

Thirty years of LEP’s Z0 line shape

Thirty years ago this week, the four experiments at CERN’s LEP collider published the first of their famous results: the Z0 line shape, which told us that there are three, and only three, families of fundamental particles in nature

Opinion
Physics
15 October, 2019
Physics
Opinion
15 October, 2019

Celebrating LEP’s physics legacy

Thirty years ago, after just three weeks of operation, the experiments of the Large Electron-Positron collider announced their first spectacular result

News
Physics
11 October, 2019
Physics
News
11 October, 2019

Celebrating 30 years of a giant LEP for humankind

The Large Electron–Positron collider was switched on in 1989

News
Accelerators
13 August, 2019
Accelerators
News
13 August, 2019

Discussing future colliders at FCC Week 2018

Some 500 scientists from 147 institutes met in Amsterdam for the 2018 Future Circular Collider (FCC) week from 9 to 13 April

News
Accelerators
02 May, 2018
Accelerators
News
02 May, 2018

Happy birthday, Jack Steinberger

Jack Steinberger, Nobel Prize in Physics 1988 and one of the pioneers of neutrino research, celebrates his 95th birthday today.

News
Accelerators
25 May, 2016
Accelerators
News
25 May, 2016

The 1980s: spurring collaboration

Former CERN Director-General Herwig Schopper recalls a decade of growth at CERN

Opinion
Accelerators
16 April, 2014
Accelerators
Opinion
16 April, 2014

Collaboration at CERN: Greater than the sum of its parts

The president of Council offers a personal insight into the continuing attraction of collaboration with CERN

Opinion
Accelerators
06 March, 2014
Accelerators
Opinion
06 March, 2014